PeaceHealth Southwest announces memorial scholarship for Liliya Zagariya

PeaceHealth employee was killed Dec. 22 while working as a concierge in a medical office building on campus

To honor the memory and work of PeaceHealth employee Liliya Zagariya, who was killed Dec. 22 while working as a concierge in a medical office building located on the campus of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, PeaceHealth has created an endowed scholarship for students training to become paramedics.

Liliya Zagariya
Liliya Zagariya

At the time of her death, Liliya (known as Lily to family and friends) was enrolled in training with the Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue team, with plans to become a paramedic. Although her tragic death ended her dream, this scholarship will help future paramedic trainees to reach their goal.

“Lily had dedicated her life to her faith, her family and her community,” said Sean Gregory, chief executive at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. “PeaceHealth Southwest’s Mission Services, Foundation, and Spiritual Care teams wanted to offer a meaningful and lasting tribute to Lily’s life, and we believe this memorial scholarship is an appropriate reflection of her desire to serve. Thank you for helping us honor Lily’s legacy.”

The endowed scholarship will cover costs of tuition and expenses for the Paramedic Training Program at Portland Community College. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from either Clark or Cowlitz Counties.

To learn more about the Lililya Zagariya Memorial Scholarship, or to donate, visit

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center provides a full range of medical and surgical services. Founded in 1858, the 450-bed facility is the leading hospital for Vancouver and southwest Washington.


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